Teach the Teacher is a student-led campaign pushing for climate education for all.

In the UK, climate change is not a mandatory part of the curriculum for students. As young people, climate change is something we’re seeing happen today that will only get worse throughout our lifetimes. If we want to have the skills and knowledge to tackle it, we need to act now!

We’re looking to have climate change put into the curriculum across all subjects, showing students the different ways it will impact them and that the different ways they can make a difference, whatever their interests are.

To do this, Teach the Teacher trains groups of young people in schools to give their teachers lessons on climate change and what it’s like being a young person during the climate emergency. These lessons give students the skills to talk about climate and advocate for themselves, and shows teachers how they can take action in their teaching too. After the lessons, we’ve got a range of resources to support teachers in making that positive change too!

If you’re a student interested in bringing Teach the Teacher to your school, register your interest with us now and we’ll be in touch to work set everything up.

If you’re the parent or guardian of a student and you’re interested in this opportunity, you can support your student to take part or use our resources to promote Teach the Teacher to their school.

And if you’re a teacher, please feel free to promote Teach the Teacher to students you think would benefit from taking part, and check out our resources page for the rest!

For any questions or more information, please email hello@teachtheteacher.uk.

Project Coordinators

Django Perks

Django is a passionate young person who has been representing young people and ensuring their voices are heard for over 2 years. He is passionate about ensuring that people are educated about climate change and its impacts and how people can reduce their impact on the planet. Currently, Django is working on the Teach the Teacher Campaign as a campaign coordinator. Outside of work, Django likes to play the piano and read.

Ailís Keyes

Ailís is an undergraduate student studying Environmental Geoscience at the University of Edinburgh. Originally from Ireland, their climate activism journey began at the age of 15 through the school strike for climate movement, and they have since participated and led various national and international activist projects, including polluters Out and Youth Climate Association Northern Ireland. Ailís is dedicated to making a positive impact on the planet and is excited about the intersection of science, activism, and creating a sustainable future. Their spare time is spent playing shinty (look it up!), reading and playing the guitar

Niamh Crisp-O'Brien

Niamh is a 16 year old climate activist focused on climate education and sustainability within schools. She is based in South East England and is a member of Youth Parliament representing Surrey. She has been involved in the climate movement since she was 11 years old and she started volunteering for Teach the Future in early 2021. Currently she is working as a Campaign Coordinator for Teach the Teacher as a part of the Green Schools Revolution project. She’s very passionate about this project and is excited to see it grow. She spends her spare time reading, hiking and listening to music and outside of work she is studying for A-Levels in Politics, Geography, French and German.

Francesca Hutchin

Francesca (she/her) is a student, climate justice organiser, researcher and producer. She is currently studying for a Masters degree in Climate change. She is interested in climate justice, community outreach and arts for climate action. She is also passionate about climate education.

Sachin Bhopal-Myers

Sachin (he/him) is a 19 year old activist, with a breadth of experience in campaign and NGO work. He is based in London, currently studying the BSc Sociology programme at the London School of Economics. Since 16, Sachin has been actively engaged in campaign work. After undertaking Climate Justice and Cost of Living Community Organiser training, he realised just how important it was having access to sustainable transport options, which led to him running a transport campaign with Brighton Citizens UK, to bring about equity, sustainability and social justice in his community. More recently, Sachin has worked in the humanitarian aid sector for refugees and asylum seekers in London, and internationally in Northern France. Outside of work/university, Sachin enjoys going to concerts, jazz clubs, cycling and cooking!